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Intellectual Property

Overview

Managing and protecting intellectual property has become increasingly complex for companies. We seek to manage and mitigate risk and to maximize the return from intellectual property assets for the benefit of our clients. We advise on all aspects of the creation, exploitation, protection and enforcement of IP rights and handle cases involving all types of IP claims, including in combination with related claims of antitrust, contract disputes, unfair business practices and other causes of action.

ZRVP plays an important part in the country’s IP litigation scene as a general commercial practice. Led by managing partner Cosmin Vasile, the outfit’s trademark practice is thriving.

(WTR 1000 ǀ 2020)

One source notes that the members of the team ‘are very prepared in terms of legal skills and also business-oriented, which makes the difference for us’.

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

The extraordinary legal knowledge and client care of the IP adepts at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners have won them legions of fans in the local business community and abroad.

(WTR 1000 | 2019)

Clients appreciate the team’s creative approach, with one remarking: “The lawyers understand the business and it is easy to work with them.”

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

What we appreciate most is their dedication and clarity in handling a case, which makes our collaboration a pleasure every time.

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

Our experience with their team has always been a success, both in human and professional terms. Their strengths and key capabilities include their dedication, prompt response, perfect knowledge of the matters in dispute both from a substantial law and a procedural law point of view, strategic vision and delivery of best possible outcome for a fair cost.

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

While perhaps best known on the patent side, ZRVP is also home to a thriving trademark unit that has all aspects of the practice on lock. Its reassuringly comprehensive offering has won it loyal followings in fields ranging from IT and electronics to advertising and food and drink.

(WTR 1000 ǀ 2021)

Cosmin Vasile and Alina Tugearu are extremely dedicated and trustworthy. Their strategic approach and business mindedness are always aplus.

(WTR 1000 ǀ 2021)

ZRVP makes even the most challenging matters simple for rights holders. Practising across a myriad of scientific fields and industries, including energy and life sciences, it is an assured choice of external partner.

(IAM Patent 1000 ǀ 2020)

With three individuals recognised for their litigation expertise – more than any of its competitors in Romania – the firm deploys an enviably deep bench.

(IAM Patent 1000 ǀ 2020)

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a leading patent litigation practice that runs high-profile cases, particularly in pharma, healthcare, food and drinks producers, construction and materials, energy, oil and gas, financial services, commercial and professional services, consumer product manufacturing, retail, and media and telecommunications.

We represent brand owners in disputes covering the full spectrum of IP rights. These range from complex patent actions to all forms of dispute relating to trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights, database rights, trademark infringements and passing off. We are also active in the negotiation of settlements and have experience in advising on copyright matters in the music industry.

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting
  • Copyright, designs and databases
  • Disputes covering the full spectrum of intellectual property rights
  • Intellectual property related agreements
  • Intellectual property transactions
  • Patent protection and enforcement
  • Trademark/copyright protection and enforcement

Examples of our work in this area:

  • Currently representing the biggest Romanian oil company in a controversial patent related dispute having as object a USD 10.5 billion claim for damages filed by the heir of a Romanian engineer and inventor for the alleged abusive exploitation, during the communist regime, of two patents related to the oil drilling industry;
  • Successfully defending two giant pharma innovators in a complex damages’ claim for the recovery of alleged loss of profit following the obtaining of an injunction prohibiting the use of the competitor’s generic drugs, based on our clients’ later annulled patent;
  • Assisting a well-known French software company following infringement of intellectual property rights via piracy of its famous multi-platform software for computer-aided design, manufacturing, engineering, PLM and 3D, including recovery of all incurred damages;
  • Obtaining a milestone court decision following a trademark annulment request grounded on the preexistence of a commercial name protected by the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property;
  • Representing one of the four Romanian unions representing composers and musicologists’ interests, in two copyright infringement litigation cases initiated against the companies organizing musical events and/or producing and commercializing musical CD’s, DVD’s and disks for the recovery of the due musical stamp fee provided by the Romanian law as a percentage from the sale of any type of musical product.

WTR 1000, Romania: Enforcement and Litigation, Silver Band
World Trademark Review ǀ 2021
IP Stars, Romania: Trade mark contentious, Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property ǀ 2020
Chambers Europe, Romania: Intellectual Property
Chambers and Partners | 2020
The Legal 500 EMEA, Romania: Intellectual Property
The Legal 500 ǀ 2020
IAM Patent 1000, Romania: Litigation and transactions
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ǀ 2020
Managing IP EMEA Awards: Romania Contentious
Managing IP ǀ 2019
IP Stars, Romania: Copyright and related rights, Patent contentious, Trade mark contentious
Managing Intellectual Property ǀ 2019

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